Thursday, October 29, 2015|14 comments
Natalie Merchant was a guest on the Today show this morning, performing "Jealousy" and "Wonder" from her forthcoming album, Paradise Is There: The New Tigerlily Recordings. The album, due out next Friday, November 6, features new recordings of the beloved songs of her multi-platinum solo debut album, Tigerlily, as they have evolved over two decades of live performance. Watch the performances here. The documentary film that accompanies the album is being screened at theaters across the US, including Upstate Films in Rhinebeck, NY, where Merchant answers questions tonight.Read more|Journal Topics:Artist News Television VideoArtist News
Chris Thile kicks off a US solo tour at Murray State University, the university he attended, in Kentucky tonight, followed by stops in Kalamazoo, Birmingham, Iowa City, San Diego, San Francisco, Portland, Charleston, and many other cities across the country, through November. In December, he joins his fellow Punch Brothers to resume their own US tour.Read more|Journal Topics:Artist News On TourArtist NewsRhiannon Giddens to Mark Black History Month in Concert with “Swimming in Dark Waters: Other Voices of the American Experience”
In celebration of Black History Month in February 2016, Rhiannon Giddens will lead a concert with cellist Leyla McCalla and singer-songwriter Bhi Bhiman titled Swimming in Dark Waters: Other Voices of the American Experience. The concert will examine the history of protest, subversion, and cultural resistance from musicians of color throughout US history, from the original inhabitants to recent immigrants. Performances are currently scheduled for Lincoln Center’s American Songbook series in NYC, Weinberg Center for the Arts in Frederick, MD, and Lisner Auditorium in Washington, DC, with more to be announced soon.Read more|Journal Topics:Artist News On TourArtist News
Audra McDonald makes her Australian debut with a one-night-only performance at Arts Centre Melbourne's Hamer Hall this Saturday, October 31, followed by three performances with the Sydney Symphony Orchestra at the Sydney Opera House from November 5 to 7. The six-time Tony Award winner has been performing for audiences across the US over the past several months, bringing what the Los Angeles Times calls her "downright inspirational" interpretations of American classics to stages from California to Connecticut.Read more|Journal Topics:Artist News On TourArtist NewsWednesday, October 28, 2015|1 commentsNonesuch to Release Punch Brothers' Five-Track EP "The Wireless," Produced by T Bone Burnett, November 20
Punch Brothers' five-song EP The Wireless is due from Nonesuch Records on November 20, 2015. The tracks were recorded during sessions for the band's T Bone Burnett–produced album The Phosphorescent Blues, and four of the tracks were included on the vinyl edition of the album. The Wireless comprises four original compositions, including a song with words by Gabriel Kahane entitled "Sleek White Baby," plus a cover of Elliott Smith's "Clementine." Pre-order to download "Sleek White Baby" now. A behind-the-scenes video from that song's recording, with a cameo from the band's friend actor/musician Ed Helms, can be seen here.